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Record 27586

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I received my father’s pamphlet and read it with great pleasure. I shall try and write of it more at large to himself.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 15 Oct 1877 and 20 Oct 1877
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Uncommitted
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Stevenson
Title: Christianity Confirmed by Jewish and Heathen Testimony and the Deductions from Physical Science
Genre: Bible, Other religious, Science
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet
Publication details: Edinburgh in-octavo 1877 [publisher not given].
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27586  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 225
  Additional comments: Letter 487, To his Mother, [20 October 1877], [Paris]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The foregoing material in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 225, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27586, accessed: 15 December 2019

Additional comments:

According to the BL Integrated Catalogue, "Christianity Confirmed by Jewish and Heathen Testimony and the Deductions from Physical Science", by Thomas Stephenson, Civil Engineer, was published in octavo in Edinburgh in 1877 [publisher not given] and again in 1879, publisher D. Douglas, Edinburgh.

 

 

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